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Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Betting Preview

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July 19, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Cleveland pays a visit to Minnesota on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Twins bats in baseball action at Target Field.

Justin Masterson, with a record of 8-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Indians, while the Twins trot Francisco Liriano to the mound in this one. He is 6-7 so far in 2011.

View Cleveland vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as -125 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Twins sit at No. 14 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 12 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Cleveland at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Indians enjoyed a 6-3 victory at the expense of the Twins on Monday, with Fausto Carmona throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Target Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Indians at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games
Cleveland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Minnesota, Wednesday, July 20